Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.


Chapter Name: Epsilon Kappa
National Founding Date: December 4, 1906
Bradley Chartering Date: December 16, 1961

Colors: Black and Old Gold

Symbols: Great Sphinx of Giza

Flower: Yellow Rose

Public Motto:
First of All, Servants of All, We Shall Transcend all.

Mission Statement:
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. develops leaders, promotes brotherhood and academic excellence, while providing service and advocacy for our communities.

Alpha Phi Alpha is a fraternity that was founded on December 4, 1906 at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and the founders are collectively known as the "Seven Jewels".

Alpha Phi Alpha is the first intercollegiate Greek-letter organization established by African Americans. It uses motifs and artifacts from Ancient Egypt to represent itself and its archives are preserved at the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center.

The fraternity expanded when additional chapters were chartered at Howard University and Virginia Union University in 1907. From 1908, Alpha Phi Alpha became the prototype for other Black Greek Letter Organizations (BGLOs). The fraternity has over 185,000 members and has been open to men of all races since 1940. Today there are over 680 active chapters in the Americas, Africa, Europe, Caribbean, and Asia.

The Epsilon Kappa Chapter was chartered on December 16, 1961 by Mr. William Orton and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2011. Epsilon Kappa has been a hallmark in the Peoria community for decades serving and developing. National Initiatives: Chapter Initiatives: • Go-To-High-School-Go-To-College Community Reception • Project Alpha March of Dimes: Bowling for Babies • A Voteless People is a Hopeless People Boy Scouts of America • The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Sex/STI Awareness Social